Two reports this week. The first takes us to Queensland where across the State local councils are negotiating enterprise bargaining agreements with Redlands City Council staff taking unprecedent industrial action after some of the workers were expected to take a $15,000 a year cut.
We then take you to the "We feed you: the migrant farm workers fighting exploitation" session at the ALP Fringe running alongside the main Australian Labor Party Conference held in Adelaide at the end of last year. Run by the National Union of Workers we hear how the visa system is being used to divide workers while visa workers, immigrants, and workers without visas are being exploited to bring fresh food to our tables. Not all doom and gloom the session also brought solutions. (Special thanks to Vivien Langford for the recording of this event).
Annie McLoughlin, Rebecca Maes & Tilde Joy.